Questions

Can you reverse the Franks sign?

Can you reverse the Franks sign?

We’ve seen people reverse Frank’s sign; but only by taking an aggressive approach. Most doctors treat cholesterol and blood pressure. But there are over 20 modify-able risk factors.

What are the warning signs of coronary heart disease?

Signs and symptoms – Coronary Heart Disease

  • Angina, which can feel like pressure, squeezing, burning, or tightness during physical activity.
  • Cold sweats.
  • Dizziness.
  • Light-headedness.
  • Nausea or a feeling of indigestion.
  • Neck pain.
  • Shortness of breath, especially with activity.
  • Sleep disturbances.

Do earlobe creases indicate heart disease?

According to researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine, this earlobe crease, also known as Frank’s sign, is associated with early signs of heart disease.

Does a crease in your earlobe mean?

The crease may signal poor blood supply to the earlobes, or could be a symptom of weakening in the blood vessels. It could also be related to aging.

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How is canine heart disease diagnosed?

Electrocardiogram (ECG) – to measure electrical activity of your dog’s heart to find heart rhythm problems. Echocardiogram – ultrasound by a board-certified vet cardiologist to view your dog’s heart in great detail. This test is the gold standard for diagnosing heart disease in dogs.

What does a crease in your earlobe signify?

Is Frank’s sign useful for detecting heart disease?

The modern day approach to detecting heart disease has likely limited the usefulness of Frank’s sign. Although the earlobe crease may be associated with coronary artery disease (CAD), its sensitivity for detecting this is nowhere near that of stress tests, CT scores, or angiograms.

What is Frank’s sign and why is it important?

Frank’s sign is a diagonal earlobe crease that extends 45° backwards from the tragus to the auricle, which is hypothesised to be a predictor of atherosclerotic disease. Large population prospective study has shown significant association of Frank’s sign with increased risks of ischaemic heart disease and myocardial infarctions.

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Is Frank’s sign a sign of atherosclerosis?

Studies have shown that there is an association with Frank’s sign, the visible external crease on the earlobe, and increased risk of atherosclerosis, a disease in which plaque builds up inside your arteries. Yellow, fatty bumps known as xanthomas can appear on the elbows, knees, buttocks or eyelids.

Is Frank’s sign associated with coronary artery disease in type 2 diabetes?

The diagonal ear lobe crease (Frank’s sign) is not associated with coronary artery disease or retinopathy in type 2 diabetes: the Fremantle Diabetes Study. Aust N Z J Med 2000;30 (5):573–7. 8. Cheng TO. More research needed on the association between diagonal earlobe crease and coronary artery disease.